Homeless

National Coalition for the Homeless

How Cold Does It Have to Be Before Cities Are Required to Shelter the Homeless? Depends on Where You Are

A survey of varying mandates.

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Why U.S. Cities Have Been Making it Harder to Feed the Homeless

Los Angeles is the latest city to consider a ban on providing meals to the homeless in public.

Photo Illustration by Mark Byrnes

Being Homeless in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Might Be Against the Law

Police officers could be assigned to patrol the city center and keep homeless people out.

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Hamburg's 'Unwanted' Humans, Caged and on Display

Single mothers, former criminals, homeless people and punks at a "human zoo."

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1 Out of Every 100 New York City Children Slept in a Shelter This January

Mayor Bloomberg's other legacy: a homelessness crisis.

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Why Homelessness Is a Transportation Issue

What happens when government agencies least prepared to provide assistance wind up as the first responders?

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Cardiff Shopkeepers Worry the City's Homeless Will Leave a Bad Impression

Retailers in the Welsh capital have asked local police to enforce an 1824 law that bans sleeping or begging on public streets.

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This Week in Bans: Philly Outlaws Feeding the Homeless Outside

Plus, Los Tigres del Norte Rancho are banned in Mexico for singing about drugs; it's forbidden to sleep in your car in Santa Margarita; get those cars off of your front yards, Muskegon!